The 15 Best Black Friday Deals on Fitness Gear Under R1000

We scoured the web searching for the ultimate deals so that you didn't have to

Kelleigh Korevaar |

As Black Friday rolls around once again, most people get sucked into the mindless cycle of buying things they don’t need because it’s on sale. But we take a different view. Why spend money on things you don’t need when you can invest in gear that’ll help you get ripped and live a healthier life?

Here are our top picks for reaching peak fitness:

Fitbit Flex 2 – R999 (was R1899) from DionWired

The Fitbit Flex 2 has every feature you could hope for in a stylish swim-proof band. It tracks all-day activity, reminds you to get active, automatically tracks sleep & sets a vibrating alarm. With up to 5 days battery life and the ability to receive call and text notifications, this fit bit will have you well on your way to your fitness goals and that free smoothie.

Related: How Accurate Is Your Fitness Tracker?

Runtastic Receiver and Heart Rate Monitor – R700 (was R1000) from Yuppie Gadgets

With the Runtastic Receiver and Heart Rate Monitor, featuring a soft, elastic chest strap, your heart rate data will be reliably tracked and displayed directly in your Runtastic app. An added bonus: a headphone jack is conveniently built into the Runtastic receiver, so that you are able to listen to your favorite music during your fitness activities.

Related: The 5 Best Fitness Apps To Help You Get In Shape

Runtastic Bluetooth Chest Strap – R840 (was R1200) from Yuppie Gadgets

Maybe you’ve misplaced your chest strap or maybe you’ve had it for far too long and you can’t even remember the last time you cleaned it. No matter what the reason, you should take this opportunity to get a new chest strap because after those hours you’ve spent sweating it’s a breeding ground for germs.

Marcy Adjustable Dumbbell Set 20kg – R742 (was R1060) from Fitness Network

The Marcy 20kg Dumbbell Set features a series of weight plates with one dumbbell bar to allow you to perform an array of armed dumbbell exercises. You can select how much or little weight you’d like by sliding the discs on and off and securing them in place with the spinlock collars for safe training, this highly versatile set is sure to help build and develop a range of muscle groups.

Related: 10 Deadlifts You Can Do With Just a Pair Dumbbells

Pearl Izumi Men’s Quest Bib Shorts – R750 (was R1195) from Evo Bikes

The Men’s Quest Bib Short is a quality bib short designed to keep you comfortable so you can enjoy more time on your bike. The bib upper keeps the shorts in place so there is no need to readjust the waist band once you’ve started riding and select transfer fabric sets the benchmark for moisture transfer.

Related: How To Supercharge Your Cycling Endurance With Weights

Marcy Power Bags – R661.50 (was R945) from Fitness Network

Powerbags are perfect for full body exercises that engage a wide range of muscles. As well as having a box stitched wrap around the handles on each end for easy grip, the Marcy Power Bags are made of durable synthetic leather for long lasting use. These bags can be used for squats, shoulder press, throwing, dragging and more functional movements.

Related: 5 Full-Body Workouts You Can Do With One Piece of Equipment

Everlast Iron Man Combo – R899 (was R1299) from Makro

The Everlast Iron Man Combo is specifically designed for barbell workouts. With four incline positions, it ensures a complete workout, working muscle groups like your chest, arms, abs, back and legs. The Everlast Iron Man Combo includes a 20kg vinyl barbell set with barbell safety catch.

Related: Try The 500-Rep Unloaded Barbell Challenge

Tunturi Suspension / Sling Trainer – R766 (was R1000) from Takealot

The Tunturi Suspension Trainer/Sling Trainer is the perfect tool available for a total body workout. This suspension trainer will increase endurance, gain muscular strength and increase the overall fitness. The Sling trainer can be used by athlete’s from all levels: from beginner to elite athletes.  With the different mounting options, it can be used anywhere. Take it outside and attach it to a tree or clamp the trainer to a door using it as the anchor.

Competition Kettlebells 10kgs – R367.50 (was R525) from Fitness Network

Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, improve your fitness or get stronger, kettlebell training can help you achieve your overall fitness goals. Using a Kettlebell is fun, fast and scientifically proven. And once you’ve taken advantage of this deal, why not fry fat with the Men’s Health 5-move kettlebell workout?

Men’s Health 12 Month Subscription – R282 (was R564)

It wouldn’t be a fitness deal without a mega discount on your favourite mag, right? This is your opportunity to get a year’s worth of mags at this never-to-be-repeated low price for a full 12-month subscription. Also the perfect gift for your mates this summer.

And it’s not just Men’s Health, Women’s Health is also having a killer Black Friday special, so you can spoil your girl, your mom or just plain anyone. Subscribe to Women’s Health digital for 12 months and stand the chance to win a Calvin Klein fragrance hamper valued at R5 270! You’ll pay only R204 – that’s a saving of 50%.

Force USA Vinyl Dumbbells 6kg Pair – R469 was R670 from Fitness Network

Dumbbells provide the ability to perform exercises to work on any area of the body. They require little space, are portable, can be used to isolate a particular muscle and are also very effective in compound movements. Most importantly, the vinyl coating helps prevent damage to the dumbbells and also protects your floor from damage when they are placed on the floor.

Related: 10 Ways You Can Use 5kg Dumbbells To Transform Your Physique

Evox 2kg 100% Whey Protein Cookies and Cream Delite – R369 (was R469) from Makro

This fast release, rapidly absorbed whey protein formula has complete amino acid profile for anabolic support. The Evox’s whey protein powder enhances lean muscle growth whilst still tasting absolutely delicious with its cookies and cream flavour. Cookies and Cream? More like Cookies and Lean, you’ll be looking like a Men’s Health Cover Guy in no time.

Related: 10 Things Every Guy Should Know About Protein Powder

Beurer 2in1 Abdominal And Back Muscle Belt EM 39 with EMS – R895 (was R1399) from Takealot

Beurer 2in1 Abdominal And Back Muscle Belt stimulates the front abdominal and lower back muscle and has 5 training programs (22-31 min) for the ultimate workout. The intensity level has an adjustable range of 0 to 40. This belt also sports a countdown timer with remaining time and has a training memory function for continual training monitoring.

JBL E25BT Wireless In-Ear Earphones + Mic – R949, 05 (was R1498.50) from RuggedSA

JBL E25BT in-ear wireless headphones deliver the signature sound of JBL with up to 8 hours of battery life and a convenient neck clip to keep them in place comfortably even over extended periods of use. You can also seamlessly switch from music on your portable device to a call from your phone, so that you never miss a call.

Related: 4 South African Dance Tracks You Should Listen To

USN 4kg Hyperbolic Mass Vanilla – R259 was R349 from Makro

The USN Hyperbolic Mass contains high levels of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and glutamine which  are some of the most beneficial supplements in any sports nutrition program. Get it in vanilla flavour and open up a world of opportunity for creating delicious protein-packed meals and drinks. Try the following recipes and taste the gains; protein ice-cream, banana pumpkin protein shake and whey protein biscuits


Disclaimer: All deals were taken directly off the listed websites and were correct at the time of publishing. We’ve done our best to scour the web and double check every deal, but being Black Friday deals, most are limited to 24 November and stocks will be limited. Our advice: get in early!


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